D23: Depp On Pirates 4, Zemeckis Remakes Yellow Sub

Johnny Depp has signed on to star in a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, delivering the news directly to Disney fans at the studio’s first ever D23 fan event in Anaheim, ... Continue Reading →

D23: Lasseter Promises More Hand-drawn Animation

Pixar and Disney animation chief John Lasseter has built the studio’s sterling reputation on cutting-edge CG animation, but says Disney fans can expect to see a lot more hand-drawn ... Continue Reading →

Panelists Set for VES Production Summit 09

The Visual Effects Society has announced its lineup of speakers for its daylong Production Summit 09, set to take place Oct. 24 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey. The event ... Continue Reading →

Rocket Monkeys Prepped for Blast-off at MIPCOM

4Kids Entertainment is ready to offer 20 half-hour episodes of its animated comedy series Rocket Monkeys at the upcoming MIPCOM market. The HD series, produced by 4Kids and Verve Boomstar, ... Continue Reading →

Portfolio To Unveil Cat in the Hat Series at MIPCOM

Portfolio Entertainment has secured the international distribution rights to The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That!, the first animated TV series to star the famous children’s ... Continue Reading →

Princess and Frog Gets Ultimate Disney Experience

Disney is going all out to welcome its latest princess into the family. The studio plans to host special screenings in Burbank and New York of its upcoming animated musical feature ... Continue Reading →

Gillis, McLaughlin, Iscove form Skywriter Media

A trio of top TV industry executives has formed Skywriter Media and Entertainment Group, which is financing, developing, producing, acquiring and distributing a broad range of children’s, ... Continue Reading →

Weekend Lifts 9 Grosses Over $15 million

9 was No. 2 this weekend at the box office, grossing $10.8 million from Friday to Sunday and bringing its five-day opening total to $15.2 million. The Focus Features animated feature, ... Continue Reading →

Ice Age 3 No. 3 All Time at Intl. Box Office

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs has become the third-highest grossing film of all time in international markets. According to Variety, on Sept. 8 the film passed Harry Potter and the ... Continue Reading →

Del Toro to Lead Disney into the Dark

Disney has signed a deal with director Guillermo del Toro to create a line of scary animated features under a new imprint called Double Dare You. Del Toro, an avid fan of comic books, ... Continue Reading →